[texhax] dual-use input/output macro

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Tue Jan 24 22:49:24 CET 2006

    homemade package, which though a package, basically cannot be used with 
    other classes than memoir or other layouts than the one that I'm using.

Sure.  But by publishing it, you give the opportunity for others to be
able to see it, use it, modify it without further ado.  You don't have
to do anything with it -- as you say, it is hard to come up with the
time and energy, we all have so many things to do.

There is a common misperception that "publishing" something freely means
committing to support/enhancements/documentation/etc. in perpetuity.  It
doesn't.  My approach is, just put it out there.  You never know when
someone interested will come along and find it useful, whereas if they
have to take the step of mailing you about it, they probably won't --
don't want to impose, too much trouble, etc.

BTW, as far as lshort goes (or anything in teTeX and TeX Live), all the
macros should be available.  I thought they were, but I guess I never
actually tried reprocessing it.

Best regards,

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